The 20 Investment Banks That Took In The Most Money In 2011

Last year was turbulent for Wall Street, as most banks saw their investment banking division’s profits dip due to a lack of deals—which had frozen because of investors fears amidst the volatile economy.

Still, there were fees to be reaped from the smaller amount of deals that did go through the pipeline—it was also a pretty strong year for tech IPOs—and Bloomberg Markets magazine has collected the data for the world’s top 20 best paid banks in fee revenue for 2011.

Even more fascinating than the rankings themselves may be the comparison to fee revenue from 2010—observing the large discrepancy between 2010 and 2011 gives a clearer picture of just how hard hit investment banks were.

Have a guess on who’s #1?

#20: BMO Capital Markets

2011 Total Fees: $440 million

2010 Total Fees: $440 million

2010 Ranking: #20

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#19: Societe Generale

2011 Total Fees: $450 million

2010 Total Fees: $370 million

2010 Ranking: #25

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#18: Jefferies

2011 Total Fees: $510 million

2010 Total Fees: $500 million

2010 Ranking: #19

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#17: Lazard

2011 Total Fees: $550 million

2010 Total Fees: $610 million

2010 Ranking: #17

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#16: Wells Fargo

2011 Total Fees: $560 million

2010 Total Fees: $620 million

2010 Ranking: #16

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#15: TD Securities

2011 Total Fees: $620 million

2010 Total Fees: $680 million

2010 Ranking: #14

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#14: Royal Bank of Scotland

2011 Total Fees: $640 million

2010 Total Fees: $670 million

2010 Ranking: #15

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#13: BNP Paribas

2011 Total Fees: $820 million

2010 Total Fees: $740 million

2010 Ranking: #13

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#12: RBC Capital Markets

2011 Total Fees: $850 million

2010 Total Fees: $1.03 billion

2010 Ranking: #11

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#11: Nomura Holdings

2011 Total Fees: $940 million

2010 Total Fees: $1.57 billion

2010 Ranking: #10

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#10: HSBC Holdings

2011 Total Fees: $1.01 billion

2010 Total Fees: $950 million

2010 Ranking: #12

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#9: UBS

2011 Total Fees: $1.6 billion

2010 Total Fees: $2.62 billion

2010 Ranking: #6

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#8: Barclays Capital

2011 Total Fees: $2.19 billion

2010 Total Fees: $2.25 billion

2010 Ranking: #8

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#6-TIE: Credit Suisse

2011 Total Fees: $2.26 billion

2010 Total Fees: $2.56 billion

2010 Ranking: #7

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#6-TIE: Citigroup

2011 Total Fees: $2.26 billion

2010 Total Fees: $2.22 billion

2010 Ranking: #9

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#5: Deutsche Bank

2011 Total Fees: $2.29 billion

2010 Total Fees: $2.69 billion

2010 Ranking: #5

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#4: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2011 Total Fees: $2.79 billion

2010 Total Fees: $2.91 billion

2010 Ranking: #4

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#3: JPMorgan Chase

2011 Total Fees: $3.18 billion

2010 Total Fees: $4.14 billion

2010 Ranking: #1

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#2: Morgan Stanley

2011 Total Fees: $3.26 billion

2010 Total Fees: $3.67 billion

2010 Ranking: #2

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

#1: Goldman Sachs

2011 Total Fees: $3.46 billion

2010 Total Fees: $3.6 billion

2010 Ranking: #4

Source: Bloomberg Markets Magazine

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